15 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Traveling to Nashville to produce Brave, Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire pair Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle pack plenty of authentic Americana into their debut. “Nashville Grey Skies” pays homage with its slide guitar, “State Lines” namechecks the Mason-Dixon Line, and there’s a homey reworking of Kenny & Dolly’s classic “Islands in the Stream.” The tender, delicate love songs (“I Just Wanna Love You,” “Brave”) and playful pop tracks (“All Over Again,” “Friday Night”) ensure this one wide appeal. Britain has its own big country hope.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Traveling to Nashville to produce Brave, Bedfordshire/Hertfordshire pair Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle pack plenty of authentic Americana into their debut. “Nashville Grey Skies” pays homage with its slide guitar, “State Lines” namechecks the Mason-Dixon Line, and there’s a homey reworking of Kenny & Dolly’s classic “Islands in the Stream.” The tender, delicate love songs (“I Just Wanna Love You,” “Brave”) and playful pop tracks (“All Over Again,” “Friday Night”) ensure this one wide appeal. Britain has its own big country hope.

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